Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:45:00 GMT | By ANI

Tom Cruise to play Napoleon Solo in next film

Actor Tom Cruise is set to play Napoleon Solo in the movie adaptation of 1960's TV show 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'


Tom Cruise to play Napoleon Solo in next film (© Getty Images)

London: Tom Cruise is in talks to play Napoleon Solo - the famous character of 1960s TV spy series 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E' - on the big-screen remake of the series, it has been revealed.

The original choice for the role was said to be George Clooney but Guy Ritchie , who is the director of the movie ruled out this possibility citing the back problem of the actor made him unfit for this physical role, the Sun reported.

The director had also sounded out Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

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